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  1. First of all, congrats to everyone that got in this year! Especially to those that have faced previous rejections. Your hard work has finally paid off! Unfortunately, I was rejected from both of the OT programs that I applied for. In hindsight, I realize just how uncompetitive my stats were (sGPA 3.53, cGPA 3.28). I plan on taking a couple of courses in the summer and returning full-time in the fall to bring up my GPA as much as possible before the 2019 cycle. I should be able to bring it up around the 3.7-3.75 range. My question is, do you think it would be advantageous to complete an honours degree? I have a B.A. in English and I would need to complete about 7 more courses in order to fulfill the honours requirements. Or would I be better off simply taking as many courses as possible to raise my GPA without the added stress of completing an honours thesis? I've heard from different profs that grad schools tend to favour honours degrees. Thanks in advance!
  2. I just received my rejection email from UofT.
  3. Does anyone see anything in ORPAS? Mine is still blank, and I haven't received an email!
  4. UofT apparently doesn't have a "cut-off." On their website, it says they will review all applications that meet the minimum 3.0 required, however, they follow that by saying it is "extremely difficult to get an offer of admissions with less than a 3.5-3.7." On another page, it says the average admission GPA was a 3.7 for previous years.
  5. I plan on going to see Deadpool 2 tomorrow! I figure if I don't get in, it'll be a good way to cheer me up, but if I do get in, it'll be a good way to celebrate!
  6. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah
  7. To be honest, I'm kind of in the same boat. I'm holding on to a small sliver of hope, but the realist in me tells me this year isn't the year. Do you mind me asking what your stats are? I've applied to UofT and Queen's for OT with a 3.53 sGPA and a 3.28 cGPA. I'm OOP (Prince Edward Island).
  8. We're officially into the last week before Ontario admissions decisions are released. It's been a torturously long wait, but it's almost over! I just wanted to wish everyone good luck!
  9. That's impressive! With a 3.76 I would say you have a pretty good shot! I applied with a 3.53 this year, so I would say I'll be going back to do a bit of upgrading next year. The guy I spoke to at UofT said that I was "right on the fence." So I am holding on to a small sliver of hope!
  10. That's what I assumed! Do you mind sharing your GPA stats from last year? I applied this year, but tbh I don't think I really stand too much of a chance.
  11. I spoke with UofT's OT admissions and they said that there were a few more OT applicants this year. However, since they're accepting 40 more applicants he told me that he expects it will balance out.
  12. I applied for OT at UofT and Queen's. I feel like I'm going to be the only one who didn't apply at Dal!
  13. Just as the title says, I'm wondering who here is an applicant from the east coast. I'm particularly interested in those of you who are from PEI!
  14. Well, if it makes you feel any better, your chances are better than mine! I have a 3.28 CGPA and a 3.53 SGPA. I applied to UofT and Queen's as well. To answer your question, Queen's had a 3.3 cut-off last year, while UofT states on their website they don't necessarily have a "cut-off." That being said, UofT requires a 3.0 as a minimum to apply and says that it would be very difficult to receive an admissions offer with anything less than a 3.5-3.7. I'm not sure about UofA.
  15. I think anyone that applied received the email!